The province’s police watchdog says they’ve found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Waterloo Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a serious injury suffered by a 31-year-old woman.
On April 30, the Ontario Special Investigations Unit says officers were dispatched to a residence in Cambridge for a disturbance call.
The SIU says a man had called to report that his daughter was at his home throwing chairs and threatening to burn the house down.
Officers located the woman outside the home, and after a brief chat and confirmation that the father did not wish to pursue charges, the officers allowed her to go.
But officers later learned that there was a warrant out for her arrest, so they located and handcuffed her, and she was placed in the backseat of the officers’ cruiser.
A struggle ensued and when an officer pushed the woman back into the cruiser, her face reportedly struck the partition and she sustained a nasal bone fracture.
Director Joseph Martino says there was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges against officers in this case.
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